Entries tagged with: Quiet Life

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Quiet Life

Portland, OR via Connecticut folk/roots rockers Quiet Life are releasing a deluxe edition of their 2013 album, Wild Pack, this week (12/2). The deluxe edition features previously unreleased tracks, including "Big Mistake" which premieres in this post. You can stream that below.

The deluxe edition follows this year's Housebroken Man EP which includes a collaboration with My Morning Jacket singer Jim James, and it will be followed by a new album in 2015 which is being produced by Dr. Dog vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Scott McMicken.

Though the band now resides in the Northwest, they'll be returning to the Northeast this month for multiple shows in the area. The mini tour kicks off in Brooklyn on Sunday (12/7) at Brooklyn Bowl with headliner Kendra Morris and Kiah Victoria. That's one of Brooklyn Bowl's "School Night!" shows and is free with RSVP (open til 3 PM day of show) or $8 at the door without. All dates, including shows in Kingston, Philly, Asbury Park, Newtown and more, are listed below.

Speaking of Dr. Dog, they've got upcoming dates including EIGHT in NYC and have now announced a live album, Live at a Flamingo Hotel, due out January 13 via ANTI-. You can check out their album trailer, tracklist, and updated list of dates, with Quiet Life's new song and list of dates, below...

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Milagres

Brooklyn band Milagres released their second album, Violent Light, via Kill Rock Stars this past spring. They've released a new single from the record, the gently anthemic "Terrifying Sea," which makes its premiere in this post. Check it out below.

Milagres have a couple live dates on their horizon, including one at Rough Trade NYC on September 24. Jesse Marchant and Basic Shapes open the show and tickets are on sale now. They'll also play Cincinnati's Midpoint Music Festival on September 27.

The three-day Ohio fest also features Afghan Whigs, Real Estate, Panda Bear, OK Go, Joseph Arthur, Ex Hex and lots more. Full 2014 Midpoint Music Festival lineup is listed, plus the new Milagres video, below...

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Field Report at Savannah Stopover 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Field Report

Field Report, the recording project of Justin Vernon associate Chris Porterfield (and an anagram of his name), is releasing his sophomore album, Marigolden, on October 7 via Partisan. You can stream two synth-coated folk rockers from the LP, "Home" and Wings," below. Field Report will also go on a tour in support of the album which kicks off on September 30 at Bowery Electric for a Communion night with Quiet Life, SWIMM, Sherman Ewing, Jilette Johnson and The Bones of JR Jones. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the song streams, below...

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MFNW

Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...

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by Bill Pearis

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Seattle band The Moondoggies' second album, Tideland, was released back in October, the same month they played a show at Mercury Lounge, but they are just now launching the first big headlining tour in support of it (they toured with Dawes in November). The quartet hit our area again on January 30 when they'll play The Rock Shop, their only NYC show this time. Opening for much of the tour, including the Rock Shop show, are folkie Portland trio Quiet Life.

If you haven't heard Tideland, you can download two tracks from it at the top of this post. The Moondoggies -- who you may have seen at one of our CMJ 2009 day parties -- nicely straddle the anthemic choruses of Band of Horses and the austere harmonies of Grizzly Bear into their own lovely sound. Tideland was kind of slept on last year and is well worth revisiting (or checking out for the first time).

All upcoming Moondoggies tour dates, plus a nice animated video for their song "Empress of the North, are below.

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